Beyond the Berlin Wall: A Walk Through the East Side Gallery

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 1 km
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Duration 1h
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$7.58
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Explore the longest piece of the Berlin Wall, now an open air gallery, using this in-app audio tour
  • Reveal the true story behind the famous "Fraternal Kiss" and take a selfie against iconic artwork
  • Hear voices of eyewitnesses of the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall giving their personal account
  • Experience the power of art celebrating reunification after the decades of the Cold War
  • Learn the historical background of imaginative paintings as you walk along the "canvas of concrete"
This self-guided audio tour of the East Side Gallery of the Berlin Wall will guide you through the iconic site where history comes alive through the powerful murals that adorn the wall and the voices of eyewitnesses that you will hear on your way. The tour takes you on a journey through the past, exploring the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, and the different problems that the Wall represented. Looking at the artworks, you'll discover the many perspectives of life beyond the wall, and hear firsthand accounts of censorship, tolerance, and freedom. One of the highlights of our tour is the iconic mural "Test the Rest" by Birgit Kinder depicting an East German Trabant car breaking through the wall. Another must-see mural is "Fraternal Kiss" by Dmitry Vrubel, featuring the socialist fraternal embrace between Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and East German leader Erich Honecker. You'll hear the true story behind this famous mural and how it came to be. You'll see the images of and learn about prominent political figures such as J.F. Kennedy and Mikhail Gorbachev, and how they shaped the course of history during this time. Did you know that the Berlin Wall fell by a small mistake? With our expertly crafted narrative, you'll gain insight into the events of November 9th, 1989, when the Wall came down.

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Recommendations on the Wall-related museums, best places to eat, and nightclubs to have fun
  • Earphones – please, bring your own
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Schulz Hotel Berliner Mauer
Stralauer Platz, 36, Bezirk Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
The Wall Museum
Mühlenstraße, 78-80, Bezirk Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Attractions on the route

Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at support@wegotrip.com.
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Harriet
August 2023
5
I thoroughly enjoyed this activity! It was interactive and engaging

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